Penn State Smeal MBA to host military recruitment event on Veterans Day

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Smeal MBA Program will host a special Military MBA for a Day event on Monday, Nov. 11. All military personnel and veterans considering an master of business administration degree are invited to attend.

The Penn State Smeal MBA Program has been named to the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools, which honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that work to embrace and ensure the success of military service members, veterans and spouses.

“Penn State is a very military-friendly university, and the Veterans Outreach office is devoted to helping students with the GI Bill and other programs, and within our MBA program, the MBA Military and Veterans Association is designed specifically to support our veteran population.”

-- Erik Orient, Penn State Smeal MBA student services director

“Penn State is a very military-friendly university, and the Veterans Outreach office is devoted to helping students with the GI Bill and other programs,” said Erik Orient, student services director in the Penn State Smeal MBA Program and a retired Marine, “and within our MBA program, the MBA Military and Veterans Association is designed specifically to support our veteran population.”

MBA for a Day events all include a class observation, building tour, and the opportunity to interact with staff and faculty. The Military MBA for a Day will also include a chance to meet veterans and military personnel who are currently students in the program. A representative from Veterans Affairs will be on hand to talk about the GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon and funding.

In addition, a special coffee break event will celebrate Veterans Day, and men and women who serve in the military.

“Military and veteran students tend to excel in the classroom and on the career front. Many of the skills learned through military service — leadership, communication and discipline, to name a few — serve an MBA student and future business leader very well.”

-- Stacey Dorang Peeler, Penn State Smeal MBA admissions director

“Military and veteran students tend to excel in the classroom and on the career front,” said Stacey Dorang Peeler, admissions director for the Penn State Smeal MBA Program. “Many of the skills learned through military service — leadership, communication and discipline, to name a few — serve an MBA student and future business leader very well.”

The Military MBA for a Day event is free, and you can register now.

About the Penn State Smeal MBA Program
The internationally ranked residential Penn State Smeal MBA Program is focused on positioning students for their future careers. The two-year program begins with a focus on business fundamentals. Through a summer internship and elective courses, students then personalize their Smeal MBA experience to align with their career aspirations. Learn more at www.smeal.psu.edu/mba.

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Last Updated September 27, 2013